Ayr Street South Upgrade

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This is computer generated image of the Ayr Street South shops, showing  what it will look like when upgraded with a cyclist  in the foreground and people sitting and chatting at new outdoor seating. It shows car parking at the front of the shops.  There is an accessible parking space.

Placemaking is a process by which we shape our public realm by inspiring people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as a place for the community to enjoy and feel welcome.

Ayr Street South is a small activity centre in Doncaster that we are upgrading as part of our Placemaking program. The motivation for the upgrade came from a local trader, interested in revitalising the shopping strip. The upgrade involves landscaping and greening to improve community connections and accessibility to support our local businesses within Ayr Street South.

There are a number of constraints associated with the site including a steep gradient in some parts, proximity to a corner roundabout and an accessibility car park that needs to be updated to meet standards. After detailed discussions with traders, we collected broader community input on a concept plan to upgrade the centre.

Key elements of the proposed upgrade include:

  • a public seating area to support outdoor dining at the café
  • additional trees and planter boxes for shade and aesthetics
  • improvements to the fence with modern materials
  • new public seating bench
  • parking lines to improve parking opportunities in the side street (near Reserve)
  • paint and clean-up of the area
  • community public art project (to be led by a professional artist)
  • upgrade of accessibility car park and walkways to improve access for all (no loss of parking places)
  • bicycle hoops

We thank you for your ideas and feedback on this proposal. Please tell us what you think, and if you'd like to be involved in the in the community arts project.

Placemaking is a process by which we shape our public realm by inspiring people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as a place for the community to enjoy and feel welcome.

Ayr Street South is a small activity centre in Doncaster that we are upgrading as part of our Placemaking program. The motivation for the upgrade came from a local trader, interested in revitalising the shopping strip. The upgrade involves landscaping and greening to improve community connections and accessibility to support our local businesses within Ayr Street South.

There are a number of constraints associated with the site including a steep gradient in some parts, proximity to a corner roundabout and an accessibility car park that needs to be updated to meet standards. After detailed discussions with traders, we collected broader community input on a concept plan to upgrade the centre.

Key elements of the proposed upgrade include:

  • a public seating area to support outdoor dining at the café
  • additional trees and planter boxes for shade and aesthetics
  • improvements to the fence with modern materials
  • new public seating bench
  • parking lines to improve parking opportunities in the side street (near Reserve)
  • paint and clean-up of the area
  • community public art project (to be led by a professional artist)
  • upgrade of accessibility car park and walkways to improve access for all (no loss of parking places)
  • bicycle hoops

We thank you for your ideas and feedback on this proposal. Please tell us what you think, and if you'd like to be involved in the in the community arts project.

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    Ayr Street South shopping strip could be upgraded - your input is invited.

    If you use the shops, live locally, or are a trader on the strip, we want to hear from you.

    Please share your thoughts in this survey. Not enough room? E-mail placemaking@manningham.vic.gov.au 

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